This support solution will walk you through how to use the Screencast-O-Matic application to record your computer screen and computer audio along with your webcam. If you have not already installed Screencast-O-Matic on your computer please refer to our Screencast-O-Matic: Installing on Mac or Screencast-O-Matic: Installing on Windows support solutions for further guidance.
Step 1: Launch the Screencast-O-Matic application on your computer
Step 2: To start a new recording simply click on the "Record" button in the top right of the screen
Step 3: A window will appear with some basic settings you will need to choose before starting, below is a breakdown of these settings
3A. Choose what you are looking to record, the computer screen, the webcam, or a combination of both
3B. If you are capturing your screen you will want to ensure the recording window is set to capture the entire area you need, readjust the size of the capture box by clicking and dragging the corners to resize the capture window
3C. Check that the "Narration" option to ensure audio is being captured by the computer mic, when making noise the bar should light up, if it is not, click the arrow to the right to choose the proper microphone that should be used
3D. If your recording will include a PowerPoint with sound or any other application/video that needs to have sound captured, be sure to set the "Computer Audio" to "Yes"
Step 4: When all your settings are in place and you are ready to record, simply click on the red "Rec" button, you will receive a countdown to let you know when your recording starts
Step 5: When you are done or need to pause your recording you can click the blue pause icon in the bottom left
Step 6: If you are finished with the recording click the "Done" option, or click the "Rec" button to resume the recording
Step 7: You will have two options to consider at this point, you can "Edit Video" to begin making changes right away or you can "Save/Upload" the recording to share or edit it at another time
If you choose to edit at this time please refer to the editing tutorials within our Screencast-O-Matic Overview for further guidance
Step 8: After selecting the Save/Upload option you may select the "Save as Video File" to save it to your computer
Step 9: You will have a few options (file type, filename, etc.) you can change before completing the save, feel free to change these as you see fit
You must select a folder location to save the file, click the "Folder" option and choose "Browse...." to select where you would like the file to be saved on your computer, once that is selected click "Publish" and the recording will be saved
At this point, you have successfully completed a recording with the Screencast-O-Matic application. You can now return to our Recording and posting course videos walkthrough for additional guidance.
For questions or issues you encounter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our help desk at 336-758-4300.